JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson Prep two-sport athlete Jerrion Ealy announced on Twitter Tuesday that he will be de-committing from Ole Miss.
The 4-star running back has been committed to play football and baseball for the Rebels since December 2017.
247 sports rates Ealy as the 45th best high school recruit in the country, the nation’s #4 running back recruit and the #2 prospect in Mississippi.
In his statement, the high school senior said he wanted to thank Coach Matt Luke and the rest of the Ole Miss staff for the opportunity to further his academic and athletic career.
The running back helped lead the Jackson Prep Patriots to four-straight MAIS state championship titles.
This decision comes on the heels of his MVP performance at the Under Armour All-America Game.
Ealy scored two touchdowns, set the All-America Game rushing record with 119 yards, and earned Team MVP honors playing against some of the best high school players in the country.
The senior also played in the Under Armour All-America baseball game this summer at Wrigley Field, famed home of the Chicago Cubs. He’s only one of four players to earn Under Armour All-America honors in baseball and football, joining Kyler Murray, A.J. Brown and Maurice Hampton.
Ealy is projected to possibly be a first round draft pick in the 2019 MLB Draft and is listed as the No. 18 prospect, according to MLB.com.
Ealy will announce his decision on February 6. Clemson is said to be a front-runner, along with Mississippi State.